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COVID-19: Number of Cases, Deaths Stabilizes in Greece

The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in Greece seems to stabilize below the high figures of last week. On Saturday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 16,023 new cases and 72 deaths, while 567 patients are intubated....

Foneas: The Greek Beach Too Beautiful for its Name

One of the most beautiful beaches in Messinia, Peloponnese carries one of the least attractive names you could possibly imagine. But once you get to Foneas ("Killer") Beach in Greece, you will forget its unfortunate name and surrender to...

George Bizos: The Lawyer Who Saved Nelson Mandela Honored in Greece

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, died on September 9, 2020. In honor of the great lawyer, residents of Bizos's hometown of Vasilitsi...

Greece Fires Continue for 8th Day, More Than 230,000 Acres Burned

Greece is fighting for the eighth consecutive day with its fires, particularly on two main fronts.

Christiano Ronaldo Reportedly Gives €25,000 Tip to Greece's Costa Navarino Staff

Famous footballer Christiano Ronaldo and his family enjoyed a relaxing vacation last week in Greece. It was so enjoyable, apparently, that according to media reports on Monday, the Portuguese superstar gave an astronomical tip to the entire staff of Costa...

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Greece's Western Peloponnese

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook parts of Messinia and Ilia regions in western Peloponnese, at around 13:20 p.m. local time on Thursday. According to preliminary assessments by the Athens National Observatory's Geo-dynamic Institute, the earthquake's epicenter...

Pylos Excavations Make Greek Archaeologists Rethink Mycenean Era

"The results of the excavations carried out by the Archaeological Society at Iklaina in Messinia have led us to revise our knowledge about the Mycenean states, with truly unexpected findings," the head archaeologist in charge of the dig Prof....

Night of Opera to Honor Maria Callas in Diva's Ancestral Messinia Home

The ancestral home of opera singer Maria Callas in Neochori, Messinia, Greece, will host a unique night of opera on the night of July 8, in honor of the diva and the new museum dedicated to her life and...

Signature Collection to Protect the Name 'Kalamata Olives'

A collection of signatures to protect the name of origin of Kalamata olives is underway, as the designation of origin of the special Greek delicacy is in danger. The protection of the particular olive as Product with Designation of Origin (PDO)...

Four Dead After Flood in Kalamata, One Missing in Thessaloniki

Four people are dead in Kalamata and Lakonia, the Messinia region, and one missing after killer floods hit Greece early Wednesday morning. All four deaths took place in the southern Peloponnese region. Two women, aged 80 and 63 years, were found dead in...